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'll go back to our top story this morning. support worldwide for the victims at sandy hook elementary. >> but first, on the front lines of a war zone, doctors reveal how newer weapons are making their job of saving lives an uphill battle. you're watching "world news now." ñ >>> the heightened discussion on gun violence has revealed some disturbing numbers. 31,000. >> that's the number of americans killed by guns just last year. that's 60 times more than the number of troops killed in iraq and afghanistan the same year. >> on the front line of this war, however, are doctors. abc's matt gutman has more. >> reporter: skylar davis was shot before she was born. >> it went through her arms here, and the exit came out right here. it shattered her elbow bone. >> reporter: a four-pound victim shot while still in her mother's womb. just one of the countless victims caught in the american cross fire every day, in hospitals like this one in miami. jackson's rider trauma center. our ground zero in a national crisis. >> i had a woman eight months pregnant who was shot in her uterus and her brain.
as officials from northeast push for billions of dollars in federal aid in the wake of hurricane sandy. senators from hard-hit states are among those scheduled to test final the governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut are teaming up to request almost $83 billion in federal help. >>> also on capitol hill, the senate has just passed its version of a defense bill. it's a $631 billion measure. it calls for a quicker withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan and tougher sanctions on iran. it would also give military personnel a 1.7% raise. that vote was 98-0. unanimous. the senate and house must work out a compromise. >>> now we turn to egypt where tv stations are expected to go dark today in protest over the president's recent power grab. tensions are still simmering as thousands of demonstrators have taken their anger back to tahrir square. abc's alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: they came by the tens of thousands, hurling stones, pulling down barricades, riot police fired volumes of tear gas and retreated. as the masses grew, president mohammed morsi left the palace. ever s
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